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The 10 Geekiest Videos of YouTube's Geek Week

From a real-life mechsuit to old people enjoying <em>Grand Theft Auto V</em>, YouTube's Geek Week made the geek in all of us smile from ear to ear
by Gelo Gonzales | Aug 13, 2013
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How are nerds different from geeks? FHM staffer Mikey Agulto says, “Nerds are know-it-alls; geeks are fanboys”—a statement which unfortunately put him squarely in nerd territory.

Today though, we put the spotlight on GEEKS—YouTube’s spotlight to be exact. The video sharing site has just concluded its first ever “Geek Week,” six days dedicated to all things fanboys love. From August 4 to August 10 (U.S. time), YouTube’s Geek Week showcased over 100 channels featuring superheroes, comics, videogames, sci-fi, and things of the sort. 

                                                                              Above: a thing of the sort

Each day they focused on one aspect of geekery, featuring around 10 to 12 videos each.

Sunday was Blockbuster Sunday, a celebration of geek icons; Monday was Global Geekery Monday, an inspection of the many forms of geekdom across the world; Tuesday was Brainiac Tuesday, a day of science and education that highlighted YouTube as a platform for learning; Super Wednesday explored superheroes, the supernatural, and all things super and weird; Gaming Thursday was all about everyone’s favorite time-swallowing hobby; and Fan Friday had a slew of nerd debates.

In essence, most of Geek Week’s content was already available on the site. But YouTube’s novel attempt at focused programming was able to highlight great content we might have otherwise missed in our search for yet another cat video

We have been in tune all week long, so if in case you missed it, we've selected below 10 of the coolest videos presented.

1) Man makes that sword from Legend of Zelda (among other videogame-inspired weapons)

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